Len Wiseman Taking on Apocalyptic Mystery Film 'Nocturne'
by Ethan Anderton
November 10, 2009
What if you survived the end of the world, but you had no idea how it all happened? 20th Century Fox will be taking this interesting concept to the big screen as THR reports that director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) will be at the helm of Nocturne, a story about a group of people who survive the end of the world and the mystery surrounding how they got to that position. Funnily enough, Fox doesn't even know how they got to that position because the studio is still in the process of hiring writers. Despite the lack of direction, this high concept seems like an apocalyptic Memento, and that sounds like all sorts of good fun.
Though the concept sounds intriguing, Wiseman hasn't exactly impressed me with any of his work. Live Free or Die Hard was a generic action movie disguised as a Die Hard movie, and Underworld just isn't my cup of tea. Beyond that, he hasn't done anything else that great. But he'll have plenty of chances to redeem himself as he's attached to the underwater military action flick Atlantis Rising and the futuristic war movie Shrapnel as well. Here's looking forward to eventually seeing a solid movie from an original concept, and hopefully not another generic genre flick that Wiseman has become increasingly susceptible to delivering.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
sounds interesting.......i hope the movie gets made.
beavis on Nov 10, 2009
Wiseman might not be the best fit for this, but gotta give him a chance. Like it or not, the Underworld franchise and Live Free were both successful. I wouldn't compare this to Memento just yet though, that's a bit of a reach, not the best analogy, and I don't think Wiseman could pull that off. Meh, I guess if you had to pick something I guess Memento is ok, but this seems very original.
branden on Nov 10, 2009
i dont understand how can this site trash Die hard 4 and Underworld trilogy and still talk about how Spiderman trilogy is awesome and keep bringing news about 4th one????whats wrong with you people????
splinter on Nov 10, 2009
I thought Wiseman was directing the Gears of War movie...??? WTH happened to that?
harm on Nov 10, 2009
At least Wiseman's wife is hot.
Golgo 13 on Nov 10, 2009
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